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COTA Receives National Award, Ridership Up on Redesigned Network

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA Receives National Award, Ridership Up on Redesigned Network

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) was recognized today at its annual luncheon with the Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). The award is handed out to three transit agencies each year; COTA won for systems offering between 4 million and 20 million rides a year (COTA had […]

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Lime Launches Bike and Scooter Services at OSU

Walker Evans Walker Evans Lime Launches Bike and Scooter Services at OSU

When Ohio State students return to school next week, they’ll have a new way to zip between classes. Lime officially launched its bike rental and scooter rental services on the main Ohio State campus today. “Lime is thrilled to bring multimodal mobility options to The Ohio State University as an expansion of our operations in […]

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Opinion: Scooters are Fun Distraction From Real Transit Issues

Walker Evans Walker Evans Opinion: Scooters are Fun Distraction From Real Transit Issues

The electric scooter revolution has arrived in Columbus. Multiple four-letter California-based companies (Bird, Lime … “Spin” hasn’t arrived just yet) have dumped out several truckloads of their vehicle fleets onto the sidewalks of Columbus during the month of July. While the vehicles may not technically be legal in the state of Ohio — more on that […]

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Lime Scooters Now Available in Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Lime Scooters Now Available in Columbus

A second rentable scooter option is now available in Columbus. Lime, the company that deployed its dockless bicycles earlier this summer in Linden, Clintonville and the South Side, placed a number of its electric scooters in those same neighborhoods on Sunday. As of earlier today, though, dozens of the scooters were available to rent Downtown […]

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Electric Scooters Now Available to Rent in and Around Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Electric Scooters Now Available to Rent in and Around Downtown

As of this morning, Columbus residents can now use their smartphones to book and pay for a ride on a small electric scooter. Dozens of the scooters, from California-based company Bird, were deployed today around Downtown, the Short North, and Bexley. Much like the LimeBikes that recently arrived in the city, the scooters are scattered throughout […]

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VIDEO: 10 Years of Rides with ECT Pedicabs

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman VIDEO: 10 Years of Rides with ECT Pedicabs

Jason Biundo of ECT Pedicab recently celebrated 10 years of the business that started as a venture with business partner and fellow Mikey’s Late Night Slice founder Mikey Sorboro. Sorboro got the idea after returning to Columbus from an extended vacation and raving about the pedicabs he saw in San Diego. They eventually decided to […]

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CoGo Bike Share to Continue Expansion, Add Stations at Easton

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman CoGo Bike Share to Continue Expansion, Add Stations at Easton

CoGo Bike Share has announced new bike stations will be coming to Easton as ongoing plans for expansion into Bexley, Grandview Heights, and Upper Arlington are underway. Four CoGo bike stations, including 60 docks and 32 bikes, will be placed at one of Columbus’ most popular shopping and entertainment destinations. Previous plans for expansion already included 26 […]

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